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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

I like a lot of everything; very deep bass, adequate mid-bass (punchy bass), center to forward full sounding mids without 2-3 kHz peaks, and abundant treble without 4-5kHz peaks.  Do any of those Somics have all that once the right pads are on?

HM5 pads or 840 pads with no stock dampening (i'd go for the latter, just so that if you don't like it without the dampening, you can put the dampening back in). 

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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

I like a lot of everything; very deep bass, adequate mid-bass (punchy bass), center to forward full sounding mids without 2-3 kHz peaks, and abundant treble without 4-5 kHz peaks.  Do any of those Somics have all that once the right pads are on?


Well to be honest, the fully open back Somic MH463s with the turtle beach pads have A LOT of BASS/ sub bass. It might have even more than my S500s in the sub bass department. So basically it has everything you stated above, but to me the bass quality is just not up to par with my S500s. I know I am being too harsh on these MH463s because they are great sounding cans for sure, but there is just something which makes me not completely lose myself in the music as i would with my S500s. What I was disappointed in is spaciousness of the soundstage, because I expected a HUGE difference compared to my closed back S500s, but sadly it was not. I would say the soundstage is larger than my HM5 modded S500s, but I expected it to be XXL in scale due to he fully open back,

 

The sound is more "transparent" though, meaning that there is this airiness to it which makes the music more easy to visualize and lets just say "clean" sounding. LoL I'll try to come up with better descriptions/ proper words in describing how they sound when i give a more in depth review/ impressions. Mids/ highs on these are great with zero harshness/ peakiness/ sibilance and instrument separation is really good as well because of the full open back. They are a bit harder to drive though, since i always have to set the volume at 85% and up on my ipod classic to get the best sound from them.

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Hey guys! I'm currently working to put Philips Uptown pads on the EFis. This is a total pain, but I'll let you know if it's worth it!

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I have these pads that I purchased for another headphone.  I think it's essentially the same as the 840 pads.  What you think Cash?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00305H3VG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

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Got the efi82's (with 840 pads) yesterday and love them.  I can't go into details about how much better than are, or what they are better at, as I'm too much of a noob in the audiophile world. They just seem so well-rounded in every regard.  I currently own the ad700 and takstar hi2050, and the somics easily beat them.  I no longer own my d2000, but from what I can remember, these beat the denons in certain aspects.  

 

The only thing I dislike about this headphone is the housing.  I never liked DJ-style headphones.  They just feel cheap and plasticy.  Also, there's a slight hot spot on my head from the headband when I tighten them up.  When I loosen them to get rid of the hot spot, they feel a bit too loose on my head.  I just wish they were in a better housing, but for $40+ it makes sense.


Edited by lolwatpear - 2/7/13 at 8:51pm
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The Uptown pads are pretty awesome sounding on the Somics (they look like utter trash, but who cares, right?). The bass is a bit punchier, but the soundstage is a bit smaller. Treble has a bit more presence, but nothing crazy. I'm liking this.

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Got the efi82's (with 840 pads) yesterday and love them.  I can't go into details about how much better than are, or what they are better at, as I'm too much of a noob in the audiophile world. They just seem so well-rounded in every regard.  I currently own the ad700 and takstar hi2050, and the somics easily beat them.  I no longer own my d2000, but from what I can remember, these beat the denons in certain aspects.  

 

The only thing I dislike about this headphone is the housing.  I never liked DJ-style headphones.  They just feel cheap and plasticy.  Also, there's a slight hot spot on my head from the headband when I tighten them up.  When I loosen them to get rid of the hot spot, they feel a bit too loose on my head.  I just wish they were in a better housing, but for $40+ it makes sense.

 

Woah! Better than the 2000s in some ways? Craziness 

And yeah, the housing leaves a lot to be desired...but you can't really complain when they sound like this.

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I have these pads that I purchased for another headphone.  I think it's essentially the same as the 840 pads.  What you think Cash?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00305H3VG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I don't know if they'll be the same size or not. Let us know if they work!

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I have them on the burn in. I think they sound good and punch above their price. I am using my Beyer DT250 velours on them.. Way more comfy and seem to expand the stage a bit..Right now as I hear them the highs are not all that extended which can be a good thing depending on ones sound preference and the lower half of the sound is not as tight as I would like it to be. Mids are centered well and have good detail.. The stage is similar to my HTF600. Which are also semiopen so no boxy sound here..I think you found a good one. They look more classier with my velour pads by the way. The looks in person is not as toyish as they look on line. They are built pretty solid actually. 

How do they compare to the S500s? I love my S500s more than anything :P

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Thread Starter 

Well these are great for the CASH..But the great thing about having a portable versatile sounding can like a HA-S500 is they can always be used for on the go and such. The Somics are more for home use. I don't know if I would wear these things out doors.. They aren't bad looking for public use but they aren't necessarily chick magnets either.. As for the sound.. I am warming up to the sound more . I think the mids on these cans are their best sound trait.. The bass has plenty of quantity. The quality is another matter. I think once the bass end settles in some they will sound fine.

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Guys, I'm selling my ELE DAC. I wanted to put it here first in case a member wanted it without waiting a year for it to come in from China.

 

It would be $17 shipped to you. 

 

If not, I'll open up the classified in the morning.

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Metal-Wood-Headphones-high-end-headphones-enjoy-music-on-PC-Macbook-ipad-cell-phone-with-inline/741239355.html

nice looking wooden headphones

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shopping for a new iem.

 

any ideas which are better than ckm500 ??? 

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So is this AliExpress to be trusted. I might have missed it, but who has actually ordered from them with great satisfaction (please, if you only have 20 posts or less I'm not trusting you...lol)? 

 

I like those wood headphones. I wonder who is the maker. I might be tempted to try them.

 

So, who here is selling their CKS1000? lol

I think one head-fier I know is selling his has ignored my questions for some reason. I could order them from Japan, of course (and cheaper new), but was thinking about getting them quicker. Guess I'll be patient and just order them new.

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AliExpress is an excellent company with great customer service, security, and delivery times. They do sell tons of fakes/knock-offs though. It's a market you may or may not be interested in. They're still nice items, just not the genuine article.

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

So is this AliExpress to be trusted. I might have missed it, but who has actually ordered from them with great satisfaction (please, if you only have 20 posts or less I'm not trusting you...lol)? 

 

I like those wood headphones. I wonder who is the maker. I might be tempted to try them.

 

So, who here is selling their CKS1000? lol

I think one head-fier I know is selling his has ignored my questions for some reason. I could order them from Japan, of course (and cheaper new), but was thinking about getting them quicker. Guess I'll be patient and just order them new.

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Originally Posted by virus12345 View Post

shopping for a new iem.

 

any ideas which are better than ckm500 ??? 

 

The CKN50 are a direct upgrade to the CKM500. Improves upon them in every way.

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Originally Posted by mugen3 View Post

 

The CKN50 are a direct upgrade to the CKM500. Improves upon them in every way.

+1

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